Thursday, 1 August 2013

Shelby's Snack Shack Game Review

If you are looking for something to keep your little ones entertained during the summer holidays then be sure to check it out Shelby's Snack Shack, a fun, entertaining yet educational game for kids aged 4-8.  The idea is to help Shelby find her bones which are buried all over the beach to win the game and the great thing is while kiss are playing they are developing fine motor skills and early numeracy. 




Inside the box

The game comes with a very cute   Shelby Squeezer (tweezers), Double spinner, four bowls and  40 bones. The inside of the box is the "beach" where Shelby has buried her bones and where you have to search. 




How to play

You first spin to see what action you will be doing whether that is picking up bones from the beach, stealing them from a fellow player, getting them stolen by seagulls swooping in or even missing a go because Shelby is too busy chewing on a flip flop. You then spin the other dial to see how many bones will be played for. The player then adds or removes the correct number of bones to his or her bowl using Shelby.


Putting it to the test

This game instantly appealed to Ben, the packaging is child friendly and the contents don't disappoint. Shelby is very cute and definitely encouraged kids to keep playing and wait for their go so they can use her to pick up bones. 




I love how this game gets kids doing maths in such a fun way that they want to keep doing again and again. Ben was having so much fun adding and subtracting bones, improving his maths skills in an easy and engaging way I was impressed.

Conclusion

Shelby's Snack Shack is a great game to help kids improve and develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, number recognition, early counting skills, early addition and subtraction. It requires 2-4 players and is great for playing at home or in the classroom. Shelby's Snack Shack is available to purchase online from Learning Resources and costs £23.94. 

*Disclaimer: I was sent Shelby's Snack Shack free of charge to review but this has in no way biased my opinion. All views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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